On This Day

What Happened in March 1834

Historical Events

  • Mar 6 Toronto incorporated with William Lyon Mackenzie as its 1st mayor
  • Mar 9 French Foreign Legion is founded

Historic Event

Mar 16 Charles Darwin, aboard HMS Beagle, anchors in the recently British-acquired Falklands Islands for the first time

  • Mar 18 1st railroad tunnel in US completed, in Pennsylvania (275 m long)
  • Mar 18 Six farm labourers from Tolpuddle, Dorset, England are sentenced to be transported to Australia for forming a trade union
  • Mar 28 Senate censure President Jackson for taking fed deposits from Bank of US

Famous Birthdays

  • Mar 4 Peter Nicolai von Wilm, German-Baltic composer, born in Riga (d. 1911)
  • Mar 6 George du Maurier, Franco-British illustrator and writer (Trilby), born in Paris, France (d. 1896)
  • Mar 16 James Hector, Scottish geologist (d. 1907)

Gottlieb Daimler

Mar 17 Gottlieb Daimler, German engineer and inventor, designed 1st motorcycle, born in Schorndorf, Kingdom of W├╝rttemberg (d. 1900)

  • Mar 20 Charles William Elliot, President of Harvard (1869-1909), born in Boston, Massachusetts
  • Mar 22 Francis Asbury Shoup, Brigadier General (Confederate Army), (d. 1896)
  • Mar 23 Julius Reubke, German organist, pianist, and composer (Sonata on the 94th Psalm in c), born in Hausneindorf, Germany (d. 1858)
  • Mar 24 John Wesley Powell, American geologist/explorer/ethnologist
  • Mar 24 William Morris, England, designer/craftsman/poet/socialist

Famous Weddings

Famous Deaths

  • Mar 12 Karl Wilhelm Feuerbach, German mathematician (circle of Feuerbach), dies at 33